[jja-announce] Jazz Matters Nov. 19, and IAJE conference in January

Jazzmandel at aol.com Jazzmandel at aol.com
Mon Nov 17 13:08:46 EST 2003

Dear JJA members (read past the Jazz Matters notice for IAJE attendance 

The JJA's panel discussion series Jazz Matters continues with "The New Jazz 
Map: Where To Go To Listen," moderated by Jazz Journalists Association member 
Steve Dollar, author of the newly published survey <i>Jazz Guide: New York 
City</i> (Little Bookroom), on Wednesday, November 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the New 
School Jazz and Contemporary Music performance space, 5th floor, 55 W. 13th 
St., NYC. E-mail HMan at jazzhouse.org for further info.

As Dollar writes, "New York may be the city where jazz, and all its 
traditions, has taken permanent root, but the topsoil is always shifting: Clubs and 
their entrepreneurs come and go with alarming frequency, yet that also means the 
scene is full of surprises and fresh developments. What's happening next?"

Dollar's guests -- including Seth Abramson, booker for the city's latest 
blue-chip jazz room, The Jazz Standard; Karen Chester, director of programming at 
Merkin Hall, who is now steering that classical and new-music stronghold in 
some jazzier directions; and Ilhan Ersahin, a saxophonist and club owner whose 
East Village bar Nublu is amplifying the crosstalk between jazz, global musics 
and DJ beats -- may have some of the answers. The Jazz Matters discussion will 
be recorded for burning on CDRs, available to all for $12 (includes shipping 
and handling), once we get our CDR burner fixed. 

ALSO: The annual International Association for Jazz Education conference is 
being held in New York City in late January (29-31), and the JJA is hosting 
several activities, including a three-day "Critics' Clinic" conducted by Paul 
deBarros and Dan Ouellette, a major membership meeting (on Saturday 31 from 1-2 
p.m.), and a panel discussion titled "Racial Considerations in Jazz Journalism" 
(with panelists including saxophonist Gary Bartz, NPR editor/producer Felix 
Contreras, pianist Vijay Iyer and writer Tom Terrell). All JJA members may 
attend the membership meeting for free, without formally registering for the IAJE 
conference, which costs $215 - $250. Jazz journalists with assignments to 
cover the convention are urged to contact Don Lucoff, dondlmedia at covad.net for 
press credentials. JJA members who wish to attend the panel discussion should 
rsvp to me, hman at jazzhouse.org, and I will forward that list to Lucoff/IAJE 
officials in expectation of obtaining passes for that event only. 


President HM

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